Shepherd Moons At Jupiter

Nice “video” of Metis and Adrastea keeping one of Jupiter’s rings in line. It’s actually a sequence of images “from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) show(ing) the well-defined lanes of gravel- to boulder-sized material composing the bulk of the rings …”

The above diagram shows the four inner moons of Jupiter with an earth comparison. The “shepherds” are the two on the right, Adrastea then Metis.


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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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